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skewer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of skewer

  1. 1 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object <let's skewer our marshmallows on these sticks and start toasting> Synonyms gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, impale, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierceRelated Words spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice

  2. 2 to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter <the satirical comic strip gleefully skewers many of society's sacred cows> Synonyms deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, ridiculeRelated Words scoff (at), scorn, sneer (at); bad-mouth, belittle, decry, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; chaff, jive, josh, kid, quiz, rally, razz, rib, ride, tease, tweak, twit; bait, barrack [chiefly British], bug, catcall, harass, harry, hassle, heckle, needle, pester, rag, target, taunt, torment; ape, burlesque, caricature, imitate, lampoon, mimic, parody, parrot, pillory, satirize, take off (on), travestyNear Antonyms applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction




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